i quit w/out notice, what effect would it have? - page 2

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im a newly grad, got my license this past july. i quit my job, on the phone without notice. i know thats unprofessional and i think it's gonna effect me in getting a new job. i started working at this nursing home last month on... Read More


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    Quote from Bala Shark
    Be careful about not putting an employer down on your resume..If the new place you are working for does a background check that deals with your work history, the job you did not list will come up..
    ... and most employers will consider lying (inc. just omitting information) on your application or resume to be an automatic disqualification for employment.
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    From a manager's perspective, for future reference: Do everything within your power to avoid quitting a job without giving the proper notice, usually a minimum of two weeks. Employers tend to view this behavior as immature and unprofessional, and it will come back to bite you. I personally have NOT hired people who have done this.......and believe me, managers do check references!

    However, as to this situation, what's done is done, and all you can do is to be totally honest with anyone you interview with in the future. Put the job on your resume and be prepared to eat a slice of humble pie when you are asked about it; you will need to tell the interviewer as best you can about the job and why you left it so precipitously, without bad-mouthing your former employer. Be sure to state that you have learned from the experience.

    And above all, next time do some research on the company you propose to work for BEFORE putting in an application or a resume. Failing to do so wastes everybody's time, including your own, and all too often results in another bad job that you'll end up quitting. For example, you might find out that the prospective employer has a high staff turnover rate, which should be a huge red flag warning you to look elsewhere as they are probably NOT a good company to work for.

    Good luck to you in your search.
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    I am also a LPN and do empathize with you.By now,I Know you realize this was not the most professional thing to do.I think,that now at the beginning of your LPN career,you need to look at seriously where your niche may be in nursing.Is the nursing home,the place for you ? If not then make plans to find other settings to work as an LPN. If nothing else is available but positions in LTC,you may need to take such a job,while making plans to go baclk to scholl for an RN. Sometimes things happen like this to help us reevaluate our lives.It is up to you to move on from this negative experience,not let it define,if you get another job,or not. Keep all your options open when looking. There is also homecare,and agency.Perhaps you may even like it,better than LTC.If not,you can look at it as a stepping stone,in that you will have better references for the job you really want.
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    You'll be fine. Trust me if someone needs a nurse, as long as you didn't do anything stupid while you were on the job you'll be fine. quitting on the phone, i think i can relate to. I didn't show up...and i called in sick then just never showed up after that. It was unprofessional but i got alot of jobs after that. I burn out easily. I'm starting to see why there is a shortage of nurses. nurses have to put up with so much crap that one tends to burn out and quit. Don't feel bad for quitting. the way they treated you...they didnt deserve your two weeks notice.=)


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